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Wallabies squad for Ireland series

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Brumby Jack, May 30, 2018.

  1. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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    DHP yes done enough with credits in the bank for past wallabies performances to get the starting spot. I would prefer maddocks on what I saw for bench spot on last nights Rebels performance against the blues and fact been more consistent than banks all season (not withstanding last few games banks been outstanding).
  2. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    It will depend if we go for jet shoes over experience. And then we need to pick a side that will get them ball in space

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  3. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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    I just can't understand why Naiyaravoro not selected despite going overseas given he is the most exciting and dangerous winger in OZ rugby at present. He is the sort of player we want to watch play test rugby..and more importantly impact player who could help us win games against the top teams.
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  4. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    I'd say we'll go for one pair of jet shoes and a second fullback. 11. Koroibete 14. DHP. 15. Folau
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  5. TSR Peter Johnson (47)

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    I guess the thing is Maddox, or particularly Banks, gives us both - a second fullback that also has jet shoes.

    I still think DHP is more likely to start, but I won’t mind if one of the other two gets the gig.
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  6. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Me either to be honest. I think he'll go with the experience for this series though.
  7. Dan54 Mark Ella (57)

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    Yep Reg I was down at the Club yesterday and was surprised when I realized Lukhan was playing for Souths. The same remark was made re build up to test match!
    As an aside I was real pleased that the player who is meant to have a bad attitude according to some (QC) was down there with his missus watching the Colts and reserves, not the first time I have seen him watching lower grades playing at Logan, so in my opinion he's got some things right! Also add Sef Faagase was down there too. Mind you he lives pretty close but still good to see him watching the young Logan colts he knows as well.
  8. Derpus Steve Williams (59)

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    I think because he can't defend. Although neither can Maddocks so eh.
  9. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Maddocks isn’t that bad. Most of our wingers miss tackles, the only really good defender on the wing is young Petaia.
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  10. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    I think you could add Perese as well

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  11. Ruggo Mark Ella (57)

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    He has that real grass-roots club rugby about him. You know, the bloke that is there for the first game of the day and watches through to the last, week in week out. The bloke that makes sure the drink fridge in the clubhouse is always stocked and always rocks up for working bees. The bloke has his heart and soul in the club and is the heart and sole of the club. I know he is high profile and polarising but when Thorn made the 'care' comment when he was announced as Reds coach and then the exclusion of Quade thing happened, it was puzzling because he certainly does 'care'.
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  12. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Banks most impressive things been his cover tackles..lol i cant belive that the reds let him go..size speed can kick and tackle..and when i say speed i mean real speed..

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  13. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Ok, so your issue with the Brumbies not resting players against their own will requires a new competition formation and significant reorganisation of rugby in Australia to achieve hypothetical outcomes?

    I think your arguments would be better placed in the other forums about the future of rugby.

    The naughty Brumbies were bad but we didn't break a Wallabies players like the Rebels! ;) Now all yesterdays issue.
  14. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    After a few rather disappointing outings lately, McCaffery had a very strong game v the Sunwolves. If another backrower is needed, say if Hanigan doesn't prove his fitness, then McCaffery would probably be under consideration. He plays with a certain amount of flair and creativity for a backrower.
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  15. RedsHappy Tony Shaw (54)

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    Just my arguments? It was you who asked me the question (in defence of a highly debatable proposition): where would the Wallabies be without Super Rugby? I answered: likely in a better place, subject to the right radical redesign as I certainly don't think 'Super Rugby 2018 version underwrites an optimal Wallaby team' in any sense whatsoever.

    I agree though - this issue has moved on, and into other places.
  16. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    So what are the chances that the Ponies players playing time maybe managed due to their shorter turnaround
  17. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Sio and Poey no chance..guessing it could cost AAA his spot

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  18. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    My team (current edition) would be:

    Sio, BPA, Tupou
    Coleman, Rodda
    Pocock, Hooper, Timu
    Genia, Foley
    Koroibete, Beale, Kuridrani, DHP
    Folau

    Latu, Robertson, Kepu, Simmons, Samu, Phipps, Hodge, Rona

    Tupou's form is hard to deny. He now starts. Latu's experience gets him a gig even though he is (or will probably be) a late edition to the squad. Hard to go into the game with two debutantes at hooker.

    Really tempted to select Banks on one of the wings and Rona instead of Kuridrani but I think the short preparation means to go for experience.

    Maybe Kerevi makes the side but I think Kuridrani's defence gets the nod.
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  19. Joe Blow Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Lineout will get roasted. Ditto for the front row.
  20. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Definitely a risk not having Tui on the bench for the lineout but he's also very short on rugby lately. I tend to think Samu will get the bench gig.

    In terms of the front row you could select AAA as the reserve LHP but he hasn't played any rugby there in a long time. Not sure if it is a sound option. I think that front row is fine and will do the job. Hard to deny Tupou a start based on how well he is playing.
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